Barrier Free Campaign

Published on: June 22, 2017

A campaign rally organized by CIL-Kathmandu

The Barrier Free Campaign is an on-going campaign run by CIL-Kathmandu which focuses on accessible infrastructure for persons with disabilities. The 2015 campaign involved participation from members of the general public (with and without disabilities), district level governmental officials, local non-government organisations, human rights activists, and the media.

The Barrier Free campaign was made up of two elements, the first being an orientation workshop on accessibility guidelines to regional level stakeholders in 5 regions in Nepal, and the second being an awareness demonstration held in 20 of Nepal’s districts.

The campaign provided a platform for CIL-Kathmandu, along with representatives from different sectors, to put pressure on government offices to implement the changes needed for Nepal to be free of physical barriers for persons with disabilities.